FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, CO – October 29, 2016 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading provider of clinical treatment for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to mental illness, trauma, abuse or neglect, announced it raised more than $60,000 at its Caring for Children Breakfast. The event, held at the PPA Event Center in Denver on October 18, 2016, drew over 100 attendees — many of whom were first-time donors. The funds raised will be used for the care and clinical treatment of the children aged five to 12 who are receiving treatment at Mount Saint Vincent.
In a moving speech, former resident Ember Beamon-Guerra, who was placed in the care of Mount Saint Vincent at the age of 10, expressed her gratitude for the role it played in her life. “It was at Mount Saint Vincent that I was given my foundation of safety and security. I was shown love and compassion. The staff encouraged me and made me realize that I could do anything I wanted to do,” said Beamon-Guerra. She is a college graduate, wife, and mother of two.
The one-hour program also featured speeches from Executive Director Kirk Ward, LCSW; longtime supporter Neil Norton, DDS; and adoptive parents Steve and Laurel Glickman, who expressed their gratitude at the role Mount Saint Vincent played in their son’s life.
“The event was just wonderful and the speakers were amazing,” said Mount Saint Vincent Board member Brad Noland.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides treatment and education for children facing severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only seven organizations worldwide designated as a flagship site for NMT, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s continuum of care offers residential treatment, day treatment, parent education, community training, in-home treatment, a K-8 school, foster care, and community early learning center. For more information, visit msvhome.org.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 303-458-7220 ext. 241